Protein Spinach Non Paleo Pancakes Turned Paleo

From JOHN CARTER FITNESS: http://johncarterfitness.com/2012/08/21/go-green-fuel-up-with-spinach-protein-pancakes/

Spinach Protein Pancakes, yes you heard right!!
You will be getting your greens bright & early in the day for Breakfast!

Benefits of Eating your Veggies: Vegetables are high in fiber, one of the most widely neglected bodybuilding nutrients. Fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate that supplies no calories to your body, but it does provide bulk, which slows digestion. This has two essential benefits. First, carbohydrates enter your body more slowly. This helps hold your blood sugar levels in check, keeping energy levels up and “crashes” at bay. When blood sugar levels crash, they cause a spike in cortisol, a catabolic hormone that breaks down muscle tissue and makes recovery more difficult. Second, fiber helps support the absorption of amino acids. It keeps the walls of your intestines clean, making them more efficient. This in turn allows you to get more bang for your buck from your protein consumption.

Recipe:

  • Spinach Protein Pancakes!

  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose gluten-free flour  coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oats LEAVE OUT?
  • 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt  coconut milk yogurt or canned coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder
    (I used Athletes Food Chocolate Flavor byNutrabolics)
  • 1/4 or 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • cinnamon to taste
Directions: 
  1. Add all ingredients into your  blender and blend on a lower speed for 30 seconds-1 min. until spinach is finely chopped.
  2. Pour onto a lightly oiled nonstick skillet, 3 Tbsp. at a time.
  3. Flip when bubbles form, about 3 minutes per side. – MAY TAKE LONGER WITH NO OATS
  4. Keep warm in the oven while you cook the remainder of the batter.

I have never made this personally so I’m not quite sure if the there needs to be more egg or maybe more milk since coconut flour can make things a tad dry. but you’ll know once its in the blender what needs to be added for the right consistency!

 

TRY EM OUT, LET ME KNOW!!!

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ash
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 13:55:29

    OK, so i Just made a version of these using ground flax seed two eggs, a ton of spinach and coconut flour, also added protein power and almond milk. DELISH!!!!

    Reply

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